Now that’s ironic, part one

Blogger saves posts in a cookie as you type (a feature bug-workaround I swear Ev first did years ago, when we walked uphill both directions in the snow to post, only to get a NullPointerException, though old Blogger news is virtually unfindable), then pulls the feature because it’s buggy. Some weeks, you can’t win.

1 Comment

Comment by Roger Benningfield #
2005-04-09 22:18:34

Given the constraints on cookie size, I would imagine that kind of thing could end up angering as many people as it saves. (Do late-model browsers still enforce cookie size restrictions?)

I’ve got a ”posting protection” pref to cover that sort of thing, which just toggles a target=”_blank” on the posting form. Low-tech, but it gets the job done for those who need it. Meanwhile, I encourage my peeps to install Scribe for Firefox and sidestep the issue entirely.

Name (required)
E-mail (required - never shown publicly)
Your Comment (smaller size | larger size)
You may use <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <del datetime="" cite=""> <dd> <dl> <dt> <em> <i> <ins datetime="" cite=""> <kbd> <li> <ol> <p> <pre> <q cite=""> <samp> <strong> <sub> <sup> <ul> in your comment.